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Bijan Namdar Zangeneh

Iran: Oil prices will rise due to U.S. sanctions

The Iranian government has warned U.S. sanctions on the country’s oil sector would lead to “painful months” for consumers worldwide as oil prices rise, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh said on Thursday.

Turkey: It’s dangerous to isolate Iran

Turkey foreign minister on Tuesday criticised the U.S. renewal of sanctions on Iran’s oil and shipping industries, saying it was dangerous to isolate Iran and unfair to punish its people, local media reported.
President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting to discuss potential damage from Hurricane Michael, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Associated Press)

US unleashes ‘toughest ever’ sanctions on Iran

The United States unleashed its “toughest ever” sanctions against Iran on Monday, a move that has already sparked mass protests in the oil-rich nation.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani - AFP PHOTO - ALEX HALADA

Hassan Rouhani: Iran will ‘proudly’ break US sanctions by selling oil

Iran's president has said his country will "proudly bypass sanctions" imposed by Donald Trump by selling oil.
Iran - Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries - OPEC

Iranians rally to mark anniversary of US Embassy takeover

Thousands of Iranians have rallied in Tehran to mark the 39th anniversary of the US Embassy takeover, as Washington prepares to reimpose all sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, on October 28, 2018. (Photo by Oded Balilty - POOL - AFP)

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu hails Donald Trump for Iran sanctions

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday hailed US leader Donald Trump for reimposing sanctions against mutual foe Iran, ahead of a fresh round of penalties set to kick in Monday.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

IMN: In Nigeria ‘being Shiite is being persecuted’

The bloody crackdown on Shiite protesters this week in Nigeria has highlighted the oppression of a religious minority that experts say is driven by a Sunni Muslim elite backed by Saudi Arabia.

Iran’s Ali Khamenei accuses Donald Trump of disgracing US prestige

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that President Donald Trump has “disgraced” US prestige and would be the ultimate loser from renewing sanctions on the Islamic republic.

Russia says US sanctions ‘illegal’, will help Iran trade oil

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has said Moscow will support Iran to counter US oil sanctions.
The Saudi-UAE military alliance at war with Yemen's Houthis says it bombed Sanaa International Airport and an adjoining airbase which were allegedly being used to launch drone and ballistic missile attacks.

Saudi-UAE alliance attack airbase, missile sites in Yemen capital

The Saudi-UAE military alliance at war with Yemen's Houthis says it bombed Sanaa International Airport and an adjoining airbase which were allegedly being used to launch drone and ballistic missile attacks.
Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah

Oman denies mediator role in Israel-Palestine conflict

Oman is offering ideas to help Israel and the Palestinians to come together but is not acting as mediator, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, the sultanate's minister responsible for foreign affairs said.
Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh

Iran official calls for ‘lobbying anti-Trump movements’

One of Iran’s top foreign policy officials has called for negotiations with “anti-Trump movements” in the US to dampen the impact of sanctions, local media reported Saturday.
Hossein Salami

Iranian general threatens to chase Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu into sea

Iran has launched a devastating threat to Israel, with a message directed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “practice swimming in the Mediterranean”. In a fiery message at a rally in Isfahan, central Iran...

Iran vows to overcome US economic sanctions

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday vowed Iran will overcome U.S. economic sanctions against the country.
Joseph Votel

General Votel: US not seeking war with Iran

“I don’t think we’re seeking to go to war with Iran, and I don’t think that’s what we’re focused on,” General Joseph Votel, who heads the US Central Command, told Pentagon reporters.
FILE PHOTO- A general view of Gwadar port in Gwadar, Pakistan October 4, 2017. Photo- Reuters

Saudi Arabia to build oil refinery in Pakistan

Saudi Arabia will build an oil refinery in Pakistan near the Iran border, officials said on Thursday amid warnings that the move may trigger a conflict between the Persian Gulf rivals.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres(not shown) in New York on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. - AFP PHOTO - Don EMMERT

Paris bomb plot claims cloud Iran president’s hopes of EU help

French accusations that Iran was behind a foiled bomb plot near Paris could not have come at a worse time for its moderate president and his hopes of EU support against crippling new US sanctions.
German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to the press before leaving the first day of a European Union leaders’ summit focused on migration, Brexit and eurozone reforms. Aris Oikonomou|AFP|Getty Images

Angela Merkel: Germany has ‘everlasting responsibility’ to combat anti-Semitism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Israel’s Holocaust memorial on Thursday and spoke of her country’s “everlasting responsibility” to remember the tragedy and oppose anti-Semitism.

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